Newsletter 103 - 6 November 2009

SWEDISH SOUTH ASIAN STUDIES NETWORK

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Diwali in Lund 2009

SASNET News

Research Community News

Lot 11 (South Asia), programme 2
VrijeConsortium formed by 11 universities in Europe, and 9 universitites in Asia (Kabul University, Afghanistan; Bangladesh University of Engineering & Technology, and University of Dhaka, Bangladesh; Royal University of Bhutan; Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad, India; Airlangga University, Indonesia; Tribhuvan University, Nepal; International Islamic University, Islamabad, and Hajvery University, Lahore, Pakistan).
The programme is coordinated by Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium. The coordinator is Mr Filip Callewaert. Mobility flow: 240 individuals. More information about the programme (as a pdf-file).
Applications for BA/MA students, Postdoc researchers and Academic staff are open since 1 November 2009. PhD applications starting from 12 November. Results will be announced during December 2009.
More information on the consortium web site, http://www.lot11.emecw.com/

Lot 13 (India), programme 1
EMECW11Consortium formed by 9 universities in Europe, and 8 universities in India (Amrita University, Coimbatore; Anna University, Chennai; Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi; Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata; Jadavpur University, Kolkata; Kakatiya University, Warangal; University of Pune; and Centre of Environmental Planning and Technology, Ahmedabad).
The programme is coordinated by Politecnico di Torino, Italy. Mobility flow: 200 individuals. Nordic partner universities in the consortium: Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm; and Helsinki University of Technology, Finland. The coordinator is Bianca Buttiglione at Politecnico di Torino. More information about the programme (as a pdf-file).
The call for application for the 2009/10 Academic Year is open till 6 December 2009.
More information on the consortium web site, http://www.india4eu.eu/

Lot 13 (India), programme 2
Lund lot 13Consortium formed by 12 universities in Europe, and 8 universities in India (University of Delhi; Jadavpur University, Kolkata; University of Pune; University of Kerala; Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur; Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai; Pravara Institute of Medical Sciences, Loni, Maharashtra; Anand Agricultural University, Gujarat).
Sidsel HanssonThe programme is coordinated by Lund University, Sweden. Dr. Sidsel Hansson (photo), Division of International Relations, Lund University, is the main coordinator. Mobility flow: 183 individuals. Other Nordic partner universities in the consortium: Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm; and Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim. More information about the programme (as a pdf-file).
This programme was also selected last year (2008) along with three other India/South Asia related EMECW mobility programmes. The Lund University programme was then entitled Lot 15, and included a much wider mobility scheme between Europe and India than the new Lot 13 lots.
The partnership programme that was selected in 2008 is currently running at full speed from the Summer 2009. The mobility of approximately 340 individuals consisists of a flow by 75 % from India to Europe, and 25 % from Europe to India. More information on the consortium web site.
A new Call for Mobility applications has been issued for the Erasmus Mundus External Cooperation Window (EMECW) lot 13 programme coordinated by Lund University. This second round will award 183 scholarships for all mobility groups starting in 2010 (with start dates between April 1 and September 1, 2010).
The call for applications is open till 15 November 2009.
All applications have to be done through the online form on the consortium web site. Duration of the scholarships vary from 1 to 34 months. The scholarships cover travel, insurance, possible tuition, living expenses and housing costs. More information about the application procedure, target groups, admission requirements, and selection process.
Each university in the consortium has decided which courses they offer for scholarship holders. Search for which courses are offered at different levels.

Lot 13 (India), programme 3
EURINDIAConsortium entitled ”EURINDIA” formed by 10 universities in Europe, and 8 universities in India (Anna University, Chennai; Anurag Narayan College, Gaya (affiliated to Patna University); Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati; Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Roorkee; National Law School of India University, Bangalore; Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU), Coimbatore; University of Kalyani, West Bengal; and University of Pune). Three associated institutions are also part of the project, one in Europe and two in India – CII-S Godrej Green Business Centre, Hyderabad; and Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture.
Alphonsa The programme is coordinated by Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden. Ms. Alphonsa Lourdudoss (photo) at the International Office, KTH, is the main coordinator. Mobility flow: 201 individuals. More information about the programme.
The EURINDIA programme held its first Consortium Meeting at KTH in Stockholm 21–23 September 2009. Representatives from the European and Indian partner universities met to discuss practical details around the launch of the mobility programme.
The scholarships are intended for undergraduate, master's and doctorate students, as well as post-doc researchers and academic staff.
The application deadline is Thursday 29 November 2009.
More information on the EURINDIA consortium web page: http://intra.itm.kth.se/kth-informerar/planering-uppfoljning/

Lot 13 (India), programme 4
WillpowerConsortium entitled ”WILLPower, Window India Learning Link Power” formed by 10 universities in Europe, and 7 universities in India (Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore; Anna University, Chennai; University of Delhi; Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, Chennai; Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Guwahati; Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur; Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Rajasthan).
The programme is coordinated by Ecole Centrale Nantes, France. Mobility flow: 210 individuals. The Co-ordinator is Yvon Riou at Ecole Centrale Nantes. More information about the programme (as a pdf-file).
The call for application will be closed on November 20, 2009. The mobility will start by February 2010, in the beginning of the second half of the European academic year. The latest individual mobility will start before september 1, 2010.
More information on the WILLPower consortium web page: http://www.willpower.fr/

Educational News

Conferences and workshops

Important lectures and seminars in Scandinavia

Business and Politics

Prominent participants to the 4th European Development Days: Rajendra Pachauri, Hasina Wajed, and Mohammed Yunus.

South Asia related culture in Scandinavia

New and updated items on SASNET web site


 Best regards,

         Lars Eklund

        deputy director/webmaster

 SASNET/Swedish South Asian Studies Network

SASNET is a national network for research, education, and information about South Asia based at Lund University. Its aim is to promote a dynamic networking process in which Swedish researchers co-operate with researchers in South Asia and globally.
The SASNET network is open to all the sciences. Priority is given to interdisciplinary cooperation across faculties, and more particularly to institutions in the Nordic countries and South Asia. SASNET believes that South Asian studies will be most fruitfully pursued as a cooperative endeavour between researchers in different institutions who have a solid base in their mother disciplines.
The network is financed by Sida (Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency) and by Lund University.

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